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debilitate

(dĭ-bĭl′ĭ-tāt″)
To produce weakness or debility.
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From the focus group transcripts, it appeared that as the performers had increased levels of confidence in their (or their teammates') abilities, experiencing anxiety was reported to have a facilitative, rather than debilitative, impact on performance.
In fact, few, if any, empirically supported treatment approaches offer insights into how strength-based strategies can help regulate and maintain positive emotions and instill coping efficacy for clients suffering from debilitative forms of perfectionism.
The distinction between facilitating and debilitative anxiety is another important factor that may help or hinder foreign language acquisition.
Measures included adaptations of the Achievement Anxiety Scale (Alpert and Haber, 1960) to assess facilitative and debilitative anxiety and the General Self-Efficacy Scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) to assess perceived efficacy to do well in class.
The debilitative effects of arthritis were evident among the majority of the respondents, affecting their day-to-day activities and their psychosocial functioning.
The study addressed two questions: (a) whether an FI cognitive style affected Iranian EFL learners' language proficiency; and (b) if the answer to this first question was positive, whether an FI cognitive style was facilitative or debilitative.
They proposed that this occurs via an inhibition mechanism that protects working memory space from competing demands imposed by the goal hierarchy, and that traits such as the tendency to blame oneself for failures may exert debilitative effects on feedback by interfering with this inhibition mechanism.
The debilitative nature of statistics anxiety suggests that research into the nature of statistics anxiety holds great promise for improving statistics performance in the classroom.
Anxiety management strategies are introduced to assist the student's ability to recognize and identify sources of anxiety, while relaxation strategies are taught to improve the student's ability to modulate the debilitative effects of anxiety.
The process is destructive of character and debilitative of creativity.
A prominent example of this debilitative nexus was the abrupt dismissal in 1975 of a pioneering political science teacher with democratic inclination when he showed sympathy with the cause during students' unrest in the country (Jaiswal 1998).